Department of Family and Community Medicine

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31 Citations (Scopus)

Dietary supplements: Physician knowledge and adverse event reporting

Cellini, M., Attipoe, S., Seales, P., Gray, R., Ward, A., Stephens, M. & Deuster, P. A., Jan 1 2013, In : Medicine and Science in Sports and Exercise. 45, 1, p. 23-28 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dietary Supplements
Physicians
Military Personnel
Health
Health Personnel
15 Citations (Scopus)

Differences in management of suspected myocardial infarction in men and women

Green, L. A. & Ruffin, M., Jan 1 1993, In : Journal of Family Practice. 36, 4, p. 389-393 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Physicians' Practice Patterns
Sex Factors
Coronary Care Units
Observer Variation
Family Practice
30 Citations (Scopus)

Direct-to-consumer genetic testing: User motivations, decision making, and perceived utility of results

Roberts, J. S., Gornick, M. C., Carere, D. A., Uhlmann, W. R., Ruffin, M. & Green, R. C., Jun 1 2017, In : Public health genomics. 20, 1, p. 36-45 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Genetic Testing
Motivation
Decision Making
Health
Heart Diseases
2 Citations (Scopus)

Disparate results between proliferation rates of surgically excised prostate tumors and an in vitro bioassay using sera from a positive randomized controlled trial

Azrad, M., Vollmer, R. T., Madden, J., Polascik, T. J., Snyder, D. C., Ruffin, M., Moul, J. W., Brenner, D., He, X. & Demark-Wahnefried, W., Apr 1 2015, In : Biotechnic and Histochemistry. 90, 3, p. 184-189 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Biological Assay
Prostate
Randomized Controlled Trials
Serum
Neoplasms
9 Citations (Scopus)

Disparities in collaborative patient-provider communication about human papillomavirus (HPV) vaccination

Moss, J. L., Gilkey, M. B., Rimer, B. K. & Brewer, N. T., Jun 2 2016, In : Human Vaccines and Immunotherapeutics. 12, 6, p. 1476-1483 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Vaccination
Communication
Parents
Demography
Hispanic Americans

Disparities in health-related quality of life in women undergoing treatment for advanced ovarian cancer: the role of individual-level and contextual social determinants

Moss, J., Murphy, J., Filiaci, V. L., Wenzel, L. B., Minasian, L. & Temkin, S. M., Feb 1 2019, In : Supportive Care in Cancer. 27, 2, p. 531-538 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ovarian Neoplasms
Quality of Life
Health Insurance
Social Determinants of Health
Therapeutics
27 Citations (Scopus)

Disqualifying criteria in a preparticipation sports evaluation

Rifat, S. F., Ruffin, M. & Gorenflo, D. W., Jan 1 1995, In : Journal of Family Practice. 41, 1, p. 42-50 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Sports
History
Athletes
Physical Examination
Students
79 Citations (Scopus)

Do correlates of HPV vaccine initiation differ between adolescent boys and girls?

Gilkey, M. B., Moss, J. L., McRee, A. L. & Brewer, N. T., Sep 7 2012, In : Vaccine. 30, 41, p. 5928-5934 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papillomavirus Vaccines
Papillomaviridae
Nuclear Family
vaccines
Vaccines
689 Citations (Scopus)

Dose escalation of a curcuminoid formulation

Lao, C. D., Ruffin IV, M. T., Normolle, D., Heath, D. D., Murray, S. I., Bailey, J. M., Boggs, M. E., Crowell, J., Rock, C. L. & Brenner, D. E., Mar 17 2006, In : BMC complementary and alternative medicine. 6, 10.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Curcumin
Curcuma
Spices
Southeastern Asia
Maximum Tolerated Dose
17 Citations (Scopus)

Dose-response relationship with increasing doses of dextromethorphan for children with cough

Paul, I., Shaffer, M. L., Yoder, K. E., Sturgis, S. A., Baker, M. & Berlin, C., Sep 1 2004, In : Clinical therapeutics. 26, 9, p. 1508-1514 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dextromethorphan
Cough
Antitussive Agents
Pediatrics
Respiratory Tract Infections
14 Citations (Scopus)

Do youth hockey coaches allow players with a known concussion to participate in a game?

Bramley, H., Kroft, C., Polk, D., Newberry, T. & Silvis, M., Mar 1 2012, In : Clinical Pediatrics. 51, 3, p. 283-287 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Hockey
Mentoring
Athletes
Sports
Cross-Sectional Studies
12 Citations (Scopus)

Dual targeting of the antagonistic pathways mediated by Sirt1 and TXNIP as a putative approach to enhance the efficacy of anti-aging interventions.

Mousa, S. A., Gallati, C. A., Simone, T., Dier, E., Yalcin, M., Dyskin, E., Thangirala, S., Hanko, C. & Rebbaa, A., Apr 1 2009, In : Aging. 1, 4, p. 412-424 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Dehydroepiandrosterone
AMP-Activated Protein Kinases
Oxidative Stress
Genes
Thioredoxins
5 Citations (Scopus)

Dysrhythmias with loperamide used for opioid withdrawal

Vithalani, N. D., Heron, C., Rao, R., Cardell, A. F. & Stephens, M., Nov 1 2017, In : Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 30, 6, p. 832-834 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Loperamide
Opioid Analgesics
Blogging
Antidiarrheals
Off-Label Use
6 Citations (Scopus)

E-cigarette users commonly stealth vape in places where e-cigarette use is prohibited

Yingst, J. M., Lester, C., Veldheer, S., Allen, S. I., Du, P. & Foulds, J., Sep 1 2019, In : Tobacco Control. 28, 5, p. 493-497 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

electronics
movies
airport
aircraft
public health
7 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of adapted interpersonal psychotherapy versus health education on mood and eating in the laboratory among adolescent girls with loss of control eating

Tanofsky-Kraff, M., Crosby, R. D., Vannucci, A., Kozlosky, M., Shomaker, L. B., Brady, S. M., Sbrocco, T., Pickworth, C. K., Stephens, M., Young, J. F., Olsen, C. H., Kelly, N. R., Radin, R., Cassidy, O., Wilfley, D. E., Reynolds, J. C. & Yanovski, J. A., May 1 2016, In : International Journal of Eating Disorders. 49, 5, p. 490-498 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Education
Psychotherapy
Eating
Snacks
Meals

Effect of cigarette rod length on smokers switching to SPECTRUM cigarettes

Hrabovsky, S., Midya, V., Lester, C., Veldheer, S., Yingst, J. M., Allen, S. I., Krebs, N. M., Liao, J. J., Reinhart, L., Modesto, J., Evins, A. E., Richie, J., Muscat, J., Horn, K. & Foulds, J., Mar 1 2019, In : American Journal of Health Behavior. 43, 2, p. 380-392 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tobacco Products
smoking
Group
nicotine
habits
29 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of distance and travel time on rural women's compliance with screening mammography: An UPRNet study

Kreher, N. E., Hickner, J. M., Ruffin, M. & Chen Sheng Lin, S. L., Jan 1 1995, In : Journal of Family Practice. 40, 2, p. 143-147 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mammography
Research
Compliance
Family Practice
Physicians' Offices
21 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of ginger root on cyclooxygenase-1 and 15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase expression in colonic mucosa of humans at normal and increased risk for colorectal cancer

Jiang, Y., Turgeon, D. K., Wright, B. D., Sidahmed, E., Ruffin, M., Brenner, D. E., Sen, A. & Zick, S. M., Sep 1 2013, In : European Journal of Cancer Prevention. 22, 5, p. 455-460 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

15-hydroxyprostaglandin dehydrogenase
Ginger
Cyclooxygenase 1
Colorectal Neoplasms
Mucous Membrane
21 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of low-fat diets on plasma levels of NF-κB-regulated inflammatory cytokines and angiogenic factors in men with prostate cancer

Heymach, J. V., Shackleford, T. J., Tran, H. T., Yoo, S. Y., Do, K. A., Wergin, M., Saintigny, P., Vollmer, R. T., Polascik, T. J., Snyder, D. C., Ruffin, M., Yan, S., Dewhirst, M., Kunnumakkara, A. B., Aggarwal, B. B. & Demark-Wahnefried, W., Oct 1 2011, In : Cancer Prevention Research. 4, 10, p. 1590-1598 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Flax
Fat-Restricted Diet
Angiogenesis Inducing Agents
Prostatic Neoplasms
Fats
92 Citations (Scopus)

Effect of preventive messages tailored to family history on health behaviors: The family healthware impact trial

Ruffin, M. T., Nease, D. E., Sen, A., Pace, W. D., Wang, C., Acheson, L. S., Rubinstein, W. S., O'Neill, S. & Gramling, R., Jan 1 2011, In : Annals of family medicine. 9, 1, p. 3-11 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Behavior
Cholesterol
Vegetables
Fruit
Confidence Intervals
1 Citation (Scopus)

Effect of systemic glucocorticoids on exacerbations of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease.

Adelman, A., Jan 1 1999, In : The Journal of family practice. 48, 10, p. 750-751 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Evidence-Based Medicine
Methylprednisolone
Acute Disease
Veterans
Intravenous Injections
19 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of Alcohol Intoxication on Risk Taking, Strategy, and Error Rate in Visuomotor Performance

Streufert, S., Pogash, R. M., Roache, J., Gingrich, D., Landis, R., Severs, W., Lonardi, L. & Kantner, A., Jan 1 1992, In : Journal of Applied Psychology. 77, 4, p. 515-524 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alcoholic Intoxication
Risk-Taking
Alcohols
Placebos
Therapeutics
7 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of alprazolam on complex human functioning

Streufert, S., Satish, U., Pogash, R., Gingrich, D., Landis, J. R., Lonardi, L., Miller, J., Severs, W. & Roache, J. D., Nov 1 1996, In : Journal of Applied Social Psychology. 26, 21, p. 1912-1930 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Alprazolam
Anterograde Amnesia
Task Performance and Analysis
Anxiety
Tranquilizing Agents
4 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of a Mediterranean Diet Intervention on Anti- and Pro-Inflammatory Eicosanoids, Epithelial Proliferation, and Nuclear Morphology in Biopsies of Normal Colon Tissue

Djuric, Z., Turgeon, D. K., Ren, J., Neilson, A., Plegue, M., Waters, I. G., Chan, A., Askew, L. M., Ruffin, M., Sen, A. & Brenner, D. E., Jul 4 2015, In : Nutrition and cancer. 67, 5, p. 721-729 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Mediterranean Diet
Eicosanoids
Colon
Anti-Inflammatory Agents
Biopsy
3 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of an Education Intervention about HPV Self-Testing for Healthcare Providers and Staff

Presser, B. E., Katz, M. L., Shoben, A. B., Moore, D., Ruffin, M., Paskett, E. D. & Reiter, P. L., Oct 1 2018, In : Journal of Cancer Education. 33, 5, p. 954-959 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Health Personnel
Education
Early Detection of Cancer
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Surveys and Questionnaires
21 Citations (Scopus)
Patient Participation
Randomized Controlled Trials
Blood Pressure
Primary Health Care
Hypertension
25 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of caffeine deprivation on complex human functioning

Streufert, S., Pogash, R., Miller, J., Gingrich, D., Landis, R., Lonardi, L., Severs, W. & Roache, J. D., Apr 1 1995, In : Psychopharmacology. 118, 4, p. 377-384 8 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Caffeine
Blood Pressure
Task Performance and Analysis
Cross-Over Studies
Research
25 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of ginger supplementation on cell-cycle biomarkers in the normal-appearing colonic mucosa of patients at increased risk for colorectal cancer: Results from a pilot, randomized, and controlled trial

Citronberg, J., Bostick, R., Ahearn, T., Turgeon, D. K., Ruffin, M. T., Djuric, Z., Sen, A., Brenner, D. E. & Zick, S. M., Apr 1 2013, In : Cancer Prevention Research. 6, 4, p. 271-281 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Ginger
Colorectal Neoplasms
Cell Cycle
Mucous Membrane
Randomized Controlled Trials
1 Citation (Scopus)

Effects of low dose aspirin (81 mg) on proliferating cell nuclear antigen and Amaranthus caudatus labeling in normal-risk and high-risk human subjects for colorectal cancer

Krishnan, K., Aoki, T., Ruffin, M. T., Normolle, D. P., Boland, C. R. & Brenner, D. E., Apr 20 2004, In : Cancer detection and prevention. 28, 2, p. 107-113 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Amaranthus
Proliferating Cell Nuclear Antigen
Aspirin
Colorectal Neoplasms
Agglutinins
7 Citations (Scopus)

Effects of vitamin E from supplements and diet on colonic α-and γ-tocopherol concentrations in persons at increased colon cancer risk

Li, Y., Sen, A., Ren, J., Askew, L. M., Sidahmed, E., Brenner, D. E., Ruffin, M., Turgeon, D. K. & Djuric, Z., Jan 2 2015, In : Nutrition and cancer. 67, 1, p. 73-81 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Tocopherols
Vitamin E
Colonic Neoplasms
Diet
Colon
49 Citations (Scopus)

Efficiency of a two-item pre-screen to reduce the burden of depression screening in pregnancy and postpartum: An IMPLICIT network study

Bennett, I. M., Coco, A., Coyne, J. C., Mitchell, A. J., Nicholson, J., Johnson, E., Horst, M. & Ratcliffe, S., Jul 1 2008, In : Journal of the American Board of Family Medicine. 21, 4, p. 317-325 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Postpartum Period
Depression
Postpartum Depression
Pregnancy
Quality Improvement
99 Citations (Scopus)

Elective induction of labor at term compared with expectant management: Maternal and neonatal outcomes

Darney, B. G., Snowden, J. M., Cheng, Y. W., Jacob, L., Nicholson, J., Kaimal, A., Dublin, S., Getahun, D. & Caughey, A. B., Oct 1 2013, In : Obstetrics and Gynecology. 122, 4, p. 761-769 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Induced Labor
Dystocia
Neonatal Intensive Care Units
Odds Ratio
Mothers

Electronic health record impacts on family medicine teachers: Survey of third-year medical student clerkship preceptors at an academic medical center

Curry, E., Oser, T. & Oser, S., Oct 1 2017, In : Family Medicine. 49, 9, p. 723-729 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electronic Health Records
Medical Students
Medicine
Teaching
Outpatients
23 Citations (Scopus)

Electronic health records improve clinical note quality

Burke, H. B., Sessums, L. L., Hoang, A., Becher, D. A., Fontelo, P., Liu, F., Stephens, M., Pangaro, L. N., O'Malley, P. G., Baxi, N. S., Bunt, C. W., Capaldill, V. F., Chen, J. M., Cooper, B. A., Djuric, D. A., Hodge, J. A., Kane, S., Magee, C., Makary, Z. R., Mallory, R. M. & 4 others, Miller, T., Saperstein, A., Servey, J. & Gimbel, R. W., Jan 1 2015, In : Journal of the American Medical Informatics Association. 22, 1, p. 199-205 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Electronic Health Records
Outpatients
Primary Care Physicians
Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus
Multicenter Studies
2 Citations (Scopus)

End-of-life care in advanced dementia

Heron, C. & Brent Simmons, B., Jan 1 2014, In : Postgraduate Medicine. 126, 6, p. 119-128 10 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Terminal Care
Dementia
Caregivers
Patient Satisfaction
Patient Care
1 Citation (Scopus)

Energy Beverage Use Among U.S. Service Members

Attipoe, S., Delahanty, L., Stephens, M. & Deuster, P. A., Sep 1 2018, In : Military medicine. 183, 9-10, p. e554-e561

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Energy Drinks
Beverages
Alcohols
Safety
Dietary Supplements
26 Citations (Scopus)

Energy drink and energy shot use in the military

Stephens, M., Attipoe, S., Jones, D., Ledford, C. J. W. & Deuster, P. A., Jan 1 2014, In : Nutrition Reviews. 72, S1, p. 72-77 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Energy Drinks
Military Personnel
Caffeine
Physical Endurance
Alcoholic Beverages
119 Citations (Scopus)

Enhancing doctor-patient communication using email: A pilot study

Leong, S. L., Gingrich, D., Lewis, P., Mauger, D. & George, J. H., May 1 2005, In : Journal of the American Board of Family Practice. 18, 3, p. 180-188 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Postal Service
Communication
Physicians
Patient Satisfaction
Reaction Time
18 Citations (Scopus)

Envisioning new roles for medical assistants: Strategies from patient-centered medical homes

Naughton, D., Adelman, A., Bricker, P., Miller-Day, M. & Gabbay, R., Jan 1 2013, In : Family Practice Management. 20, 2, p. 7-12 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Patient-Centered Care
Educational Measurement
Educational Models
Organizational Innovation
Clinical Competence
Medical Education
53 Citations (Scopus)

Epidemiologic and viral factors associated with cervical neoplasia in HPV-16-positive women

Rajeevan, M. S., Swan, D. C., Nisenbaum, R., Lee, D. R., Vernon, S. D., Ruffin, M. T., Horowitz, I. R., Flowers, L. C., Kmak, D., Tadros, T., Birdsong, G., Husain, M., Srivastava, S. & Unger, E. R., May 20 2005, In : International Journal of Cancer. 115, 1, p. 114-120 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Epidemiologic Factors
Human papillomavirus 16
Viral Load
Neoplasms
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
20 Citations (Scopus)

Ergogenic supplements and health risk behaviors

Stephens, M. & Olsen, C., 2001, In : Journal of Family Practice. 50, 8, p. 696-699 4 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Risk-Taking
Odds Ratio
Confidence Intervals
Health
Drinking
3 Citations (Scopus)

Estimation of compliance with exclusive smoking of very low nicotine content cigarettes using plasma cotinine

Foulds, J., Hobkirk, A., Wasserman, E., Richie, J., Veldheer, S., Krebs, N. M., Reinhart, L. & Muscat, J., Dec 1 2018, In : Preventive Medicine. 117, p. 24-29 6 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Cotinine
Nicotine
Tobacco Products
Smoking
Smoke
2 Citations (Scopus)

Estrogen-progestin increases breast cancer risk.

Stephens, M., Jan 1 2000, In : The Journal of family practice. 49, 4, p. 301-302 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Estrogen Replacement Therapy
Progestins
Estrogens
Breast Neoplasms
15 Citations (Scopus)

Ethical Considerations in the Provision of Controversial Screening Tests

Doukas, D. J., Fetters, M., Ruffin, M. & McCullough, L. B., Jan 1 1997, In : Archives of family medicine. 6, 5, p. 486-490 5 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Physicians
Consumer Advocacy
Ethical Analysis
Evidence-Based Medicine
Insurance
3 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluating students on an interdisciplinary primary care clerkship at the Pennsylvania state university college of medicine

Kaplan, K. M., Masters, P. A., Leong, S. L., Wallen, B., Lederer, S. E., Hawkins, A. H. & Jones, R. L., Jan 1 1999, In : Academic Medicine. 74, 1 SUPPL.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

medicine
university
student
evaluation
community
26 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of an intervention providing HPV vaccine in schools

Stubbs, B. W., Panozzo, C. A., Moss, J., Reiter, P. L., Whitesell, D. H. & Brewer, N. T., Jan 1 2014, In : American Journal of Health Behavior. 38, 1, p. 92-102 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Papillomavirus Vaccines
evaluation
school
Vaccines
School Health Services
1 Citation (Scopus)

Evaluation of chest pain using cardiac troponins T and I.

Adelman, A., Jan 1 1998, In : The Journal of family practice. 46, 3, p. 200-201 2 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Troponin T
Troponin
Troponin I
Acute Disease
Chest Pain
8 Citations (Scopus)

Evaluation of RNA markers for early detection of cervical neoplasia in exfoliated cervical cells

Steinau, M., Rajeevan, M. S., Lee, D. R., Ruffin, M., Horowitz, I. R., Flowers, L. C., Tadros, T., Birdsong, G., Husain, M., Kmak, D. C., Longton, G. M., Vernon, S. D. & Unger, E. R., Feb 1 2007, In : Cancer Epidemiology Biomarkers and Prevention. 16, 2, p. 295-301 7 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

RNA
Colposcopy
Early Detection of Cancer
Uterine Cervical Neoplasms
Genes
22 Citations (Scopus)

Excess coffee consumption in simulated complex work settings: Detriment or facilitation of performance?

Streufert, S., Satish, U., Pogash, R., Gingrich, D., Landis, R., Roache, J. & Severs, W., Jan 1 1997, In : Journal of Applied Psychology. 82, 5, p. 774-782 9 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Coffee
Caffeine
Emergencies